When I was a child, I never knew what I wanted to be when I grew up. Sometimes I thought – and this is rather maudlin – that this was a sign that I would die young.
Luckily, I did not die young. But my lack of direction did mean that I drifted through a few (quite a few) jobs before stumbling into a career with a global brand. Then, I was locked in. The career path was highly structured and I liked structure and so I followed it.
Is this ringing any bells?
I was so locked into work, career-progression, working even harder just to stand still, that I missed what was going on outside the corporate bubble I had created.
At the fifteen year mark, I started to wake up and as I woke, I fell out of love with my career. I began to see that there could be more to my life, in fact that there needed to be more AND that I owed it to myself to find more.
… ringing any bells?
Because I tend not to do anything by halves, I was an extreme case. This also meant that I was unprepared for the world outside corporate life – no CV, no looking at job ads, no idea that there were other ways to earn a living, but more significantly, no idea that actually I could get out. The company I worked for was a global restaurant brand, and it was said I had ketchup running through my veins.
Then an amazing thing happened.
I lost my job.
Perhaps, using the stuff I was learning about The Law of Attraction, I manifest this? I don’t know, but if I did then it was the best day’s work I’d done for a long time.
It is now 10 years on and I’d like to share the 3 biggest lessons I’ve learned about creating a new chapter in your life:
… by the way, I did not always do this learning the easy way …
- To move forward, start with the end in mind
- You know more than you think you know
- You need to unlearn some things you believe to be true